2nd Alarm Building FireWednesday afternoon February 18th, Aetna and mutual aid departments were dispatched to a working commercial structure fire in the 700 block of Pencader Drive, with a reported fire on the roof. While crews were responding, Wilmington Fire Department Lieutenant Turner went on scene with fire from the roof then advised that the building was still occupied. Due to the report, the Chief requested the second alarm be sounded and to stage second alarm units at Glasgow High School. Crews arrived and simultaneously began fire attack on the roof and searches of the building. Crews knocked down the fire down quickly but remained on scene for over two hours due to extensive overhaul required on the roof. The fire was ...
Posted Feb 20, 2015, 2:40 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Avoiding Frozen PipesWith the frigid temperatures we are facing please take a moment to read about how to prevent your pipes from freezing. Aetna has already responded to dozen of frozen and burst pipes, don't let it happen to you! See the below link from the Red Cross for information about how to prevent frozen pipes.Red Cross
Posted Feb 19, 2015, 4:25 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Two EntrapmentsEarly Sunday morning (1/18/15) after Aetna responded to an MVC on Red Mill Road and a box alarm in Kimberton, units were alerted to a MVC with entrapment on Paper Mill Road. 7-4 arrived on scene shortly after dispatch, confirmed entrapment, and began extrication. 7-4, Rescue 8, and 9-5 crews completed the extrication in just over 20 minutes. Trooper 4 transported one patient to Christiana hospital and A19, NCCEMS, and DSP were all on scene. After the early morning entrapment, at 0752 hours Aetna was alerted to an MVC with rollover in the 400 block of West Chestnut Hill Road. Units responded under icy conditions to find the vehicle on its side with one trapped ...
Posted Jan 20, 2015, 12:11 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Commercial Structure FireOn Wednesday January 14th Aetna and mutual aid companies were alerted to a commercial structure fire at the Wendy’s on Pulaski Highway. While responding the alarm was upgraded to a working alarm. Crews arrived to find smoke showing and a fire in the kitchen area. Aetna and Christiana Fire Companies worked for 90 minutes before clearing, three employees were assessed by EMS. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office. Photos from Aetna and Christiana Fire Company sites
Posted Jan 20, 2015, 12:12 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
MVC Involving a BusAetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark DE was dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Crash involving a school bus at 7 AM on Tuesday, December 23. The incident involved a single school bus that struck a protective concrete mound at the base of a light pole in the parking lot of the Shue-Medill Middle School, 1500 Capitol Trail.Deputy Chief Drew Bowerson arrived to find a school bus with heavy front end damage, perched up on the concrete buffer to the light pole, causing the vehicle to be unstable. He was met by school officials telling of multiple students with injuries still aboard the bus.Deputy Chief Bowerson called for additional fire department resources, bringing Mill Creek Fire Company ...
Posted Dec 23, 2014, 9:41 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7